Ms Nicole Mantini > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Nicole Mantini
Intellectual Property Litigation
A litigator practising in life sciences, Nicole’s fluency with scientific subject matter makes her particularly skilled at working with expert witnesses and transforming complex scientific concepts into persuasive advocacy.
Nicole’s commercial litigation practice focuses on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences sectors. Her experience extends across patent and trademark litigation, product liability and class actions, and regulatory and judicial review proceedings.
Nicole frequently represents international and North American pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement, impeachment and related proceedings, including under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulation. She also represents life sciences clients in regulatory matters, including in proceedings for judicial review, and has assisted Canadian and international companies in defending and enforcing trademark rights in Canada.
Nicole’s litigation work also includes defending health product, medical device and agricultural product manufacturers in product liability actions across Canada, including in class proceedings. She has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, at the trial and appellate level in the courts of Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Nicole is an active member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), serving as the Chair of the IPIC Foundation Committee and past Chair of the IPIC Young Practitioners Committee. She is also a contributing author of the Patent Enforcement Chapter in Blanchard’s Life Sciences Law in Canada and a member of The Advocates’ Society.
Nicole is a frequent advocacy advisor in the Ryerson Law Practice Program’s Trial Advocacy Course and is a regular volunteer on Pro Bono Ontario’s Legal Advice Hotline.
Lawyer Rankings(Rising stars)
Torys has been especially active in the life sciences sector of late though also caters to names from the retail, agriculture, food, technology, media, sports, telecommunication and gaming industries, among others, serving as a one-stop shop across the full lifecycle of IP mandates. Eileen McMahon is a patent agent in both the US and Canada with 30 years of experience under her belt; she co-leads the team from Toronto alongside acquisition, exploitation and enforcement specialist, Edward Fan, and Andrew Shaughnessy who enjoys a prominent track record in patent and trademark infringement litigation, including those before the Supreme Court of Canada. Teresa Reguly supports clients involved in the sale of regulated pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology products with Andrew Bernstein delivering significant prowess in patent, copyright and trademark disputes, including those within the IT, media and life sciences industries. At the more junior end, counsel Nicole Mantini is a further star name on the contentious side and is highly regarded among international and North American pharmaceutical companies.
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